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Vitamin D supplementation can improve health, lower disease risk

Vitamin D supplementation can improve health, lower disease risk
May 27, 2016

Read the Perspective from Timothy Bailey, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU

ORLANDO, Fla. — Vitamin D deficiency is likely the most common medical condition worldwide, and treatment requires a combination of proper diet, supplementation and “sensible” sun exposure, according to a speaker here.

Speaking at the AACE Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress, Michael F. Holick, PhD, MD, professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics and director of the general clinical research unit and the Bone Health Care Clinic at Boston University Medical Center, outlined the many “myths” surrounding vitamin D, including a commonly held belief that high levels of vitamin D supplementation can cause toxicity, leading to hypercalcemia.

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New agents on the horizon appear promising for managing osteoporosis

May 26, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Three new nonbisphosphonate agents for the treatment of osteoporosis are anticipated, according to a speaker here. Rachel Pessah-Pollack, MD
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VIDEO: Select patients may benefit from bisphosphonate holidays

May 25, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — In this video, AACE President Pauline Camacho, MD, FACE, discusses her approach to osteoporosis management. Rare medication side effects are…
In the Journals

High prevalence of nonsurgical hypoparathyroidism exists in Norway

May 19, 2016
Genetic, autoimmune and idiopathic hypoparathyroidism rates in Norway are higher than observed elsewhere, with many of the patients reporting a reduced health-related…
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Managing Obesity in 2015: Setting the Framework and Assessing All of the Options

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.

This CME activity is based on the slides and lectures presented by the faculty at the symposium, Managing Obesity in…
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VIDEO: Abaloparatide may help close bone health treatment gap

April 3, 2016
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Diabetic Eye 2015: New Concepts in Screening, Managing, and Referral

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Allergan, Inc.

Despite a number of effective treatment options, diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of vision loss in the United…
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Vitamin D supplementation can improve health, lower disease risk

May 27, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Vitamin D deficiency is likely the most common medical condition worldwide, and treatment requires a combination of proper…

Meeting News Coverage

New agents on the horizon appear promising for managing osteoporosis

May 26, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Three new nonbisphosphonate agents for the treatment of osteoporosis are anticipated, according to a speaker here. Rachel

Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Select patients may benefit from bisphosphonate holidays

May 25, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — In this video, AACE President Pauline Camacho, MD, FACE, discusses her approach to osteoporosis management. Rare medication…

In the Journals

High prevalence of nonsurgical hypoparathyroidism exists in Norway

May 19, 2016
Genetic, autoimmune and idiopathic hypoparathyroidism rates in Norway are higher than observed elsewhere, with many of the patients reporting a…

In the Journals

Antidepressants appear to accelerate postmenopausal bone loss

May 17, 2016
In postmenopausal women, the use of tricyclic and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors were associated with accelerated bone loss, recent study…

In the Journals

Risk factors differ by fracture site in postmenopausal women

May 16, 2016
BMI and physical activity are modifiable risk factors for fracture in postmenopausal women; however, their associations with fracture risk vary…

In the Journals

High exercise frequency ‘essential’ for affecting BMD in postmenopausal women

May 13, 2016
Postmenopausal women with osteopenia should exercise for at least two sessions per week in structured, 65-minute group sessions or 25-minute home…

In the Journals

Natpara reduces calcium requirements in hypoparathyroidism

May 9, 2016
Six-year treatment with Natpara reduced supplemental calcium and calcitriol requirements, stabilized serum calcium concentration and reduced urinary…

In the Journals

Parental hip fracture predicts fracture risk in adult offspring

May 5, 2016
Adults are at higher risk for major osteoporotic fracture if one of their parents experienced a hip fracture, particularly if that fracture occurred…

In the Journals

Vitamin D-fortified bread effective alternative to supplementation

May 2, 2016
Iranian adults who consumed vitamin D-fortified bread saw improvements in vitamin D status and lipid profile that were similar to adults who consumed…

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